Kuala Lumpur: A man with the rank of Datuk was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a senior Bukit Aman police officer to settle a loan along, last Friday.
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the 43-year-old suspect was detained at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (PPUKM) at about 11.15am, following the arrest of a 36-year-old man on Oct 12 in Cheras.
He said both arrests were made following a report from a 40-year-old male trader on Oct 4.
In 2017, the victim (trader) made a loan with a loan of RM200,000 as a round of business capital and has made a monthly payment without fail of RM1,500 per month. In March 2020 the victim was unable to make a payment due to the Movement Control Order (PKP). Since then, victims have often been harassed and threatened along, causing fear, he said in a statement today.
He said the trader had met the man with the rank of Datuk who introduced himself as a senior police officer from Bukit Aman and the suspect offered to help the victim by contacting a local man believed to be along who gave the loan.
The suspect had discussed with the accomplice that the suspect would settle the victim’s debt. The suspect has contacted the dealer informing that all his debt repayment matters must go through it. The victim handed over RM60,000 to the suspect to settle his debt, he said.
However, the victim had received a call saying his debt with along was still outstanding, before making a police report.
The investigation found that the suspect with the title of Datuk had four previous criminal records involving fraud cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur and owned a security company.
Another suspect is suspected of being involved in gang activity.
He said the two suspects were remanded for three and seven days respectively and the case was investigated according to Section 5 (2) of the Licensed Money Lenders Act 1952, Section 420 of the Penal Code and Section 170 of the Penal Code.